Today’s post comes from Will Oades, Discovery Program Educator
at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Eating in the backcountry should be no different than eating at home!
Well-planned and prepared backcountry meals can taste amazing, satisfy your hunger, and foster conversations about your long day of hiking or paddling.
Tasty outdoor meals are a simple comfort fix that can exponentially enhance your backcountry experience.
There are many meal options available, however, there are three important things to consider when developing your meal plan: caloric content, size/weight, and taste.
Continue reading Master Chef: Ontario Parks backcountry edition
You put your canoe or kayak into the lake. The water is smooth and reflective. The sky’s a deep, dark blue, and the clouds are brilliant white. The day is sunny, cool and crisp, and the trees that cover the hills around you…well, they’re a stunning display of red, orange, and yellow.
There’s something special about paddling in Ontario’s provincial parks in the fall, particularly secluded Restoule Provincial Park.
Continue reading Fall paddling at Restoule
Today’s blog comes from Quetico Provincial Park Canoe Route Technician Gavin Morito-Karn.
In 2019, I spent my summer paddling across a large chunk of the vastness of one of Canada’s waterways.
Brigitte Champaigne-Klassen (also a past member of Quetico’s staff) and I travelled from Cochrane, Alberta (just west of Calgary) to Nym Lake on the border of Quetico, approximately a 4,500 km journey.
The majority of those days were spent on unfamiliar waters that cut through prairie fields and man-made lakes.
Continue reading There and back again: a Quetico tale
When making a reservation for a backcountry camping trip, you will be asked to describe your camping equipment in detail.
In the rush to confirm your booking, it can be easy to ignore this request, or to give a quick answer.
But have you ever considered why we ask this question?
Continue reading Why backcountry campers should share their equipment details
You’ve just paddled your heart out to get to your campsite. You put on your flannel and grab your axe to prepare your campfire.
Something about being in the wilderness that brings out our inner woodsperson.
We know the feeling.
However, for the preservation of your toes, please read this before you swing that axe!
Continue reading Say “no” to axe-idents
Today’s post comes from Jill Sorensen, Quetico Provincial Park’s biggest sweet tooth.
Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while on your backcountry camping trip?
Here are some of my favourite trail treats to make your day extra special.
Even if there’s no occasion, food is such an important part of any trip and a total morale booster after long days. Why not add some sweetness to your next adventure?
Continue reading 7 desserts for your next backcountry trip
You’ve heard about this fantastic new adventure through a friend, route guide, or Instagram. It looks kind of tough, and you’re pretty new to the whole backcountry thing.
Still, you don’t want to miss out, so you decide to go for it.
But as you start planning, there’s a little voice wondering if this is really the best idea.
Listen to that voice.
Continue reading Backcountry basics: know your limits
Whether you’re planning a scenic day trip or a rugged backcountry adventure, Northeastern Ontario is a paddler’s playground.
Last year, Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top paddling destinations…
…and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 paddling destinations of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading 5 life-changing paddling routes of Northeastern Ontario
Today’s post comes from Evan McCaul, assistant superintendent at Wabakimi Provincial Park.
Welcome all new and returning visitors to Wabakimi!
Located a three hour drive north of Thunder Bay, Wabakimi is a huge sweep of the Canadian Shield, encompassing over 1,500 km of canoe routes. This park is a hub for exciting paddling experiences and adventures!
Check out the following top five pointers to assist with your backcountry trip planning:
Continue reading 5 tips for planning your Wabakimi Provincial Park paddling adventure
Today’s post comes from Jill Legault, Information Specialist at Quetico Provincial Park.
Have you been paddling for years in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and are looking to change up your route?
Here are some reasons why you should try paddling over the Canada–USA border to Quetico Provincial Park.
Continue reading Try a night or two in Quetico on your next BWCAW trip